Motion Capture of Music Performances: Overview of almost 2 decades of research (Marcelo M. Wanderley, McGill University)

In connection with RITMO International Motion Capture Workshop, Marcelo M. Wanderley will hold the lecture Motion Capture of Music Performances: Overview of almost 2 decades of research. The lecture is open for all.

Marcelo M. Wanderley

Marcelo M. Wanderley

Abstract

Motion Capture of Music Performances: Overview of almost 2 decades of research
Marcelo M. Wanderley, McGill University

In this talk I will review several research projects involving motion capture (mocap) of music performances, starting with early collaborative experiments in Europe then, since 2001, at McGill University, Canada. These projects have relied on a variety of mocap technologies and systems and range from the quantitative comparison of multiple performer movements aiming to shed light into performance strategies to the use of mocap recordings as control data for the simulation of virtual music avatars.

Biography

Marcelo Mortensen Wanderley holds a Ph.D. degree from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France, on acoustics, signal processing, and computer science applied to music. His main research interests include gestural control of sound synthesis, input device design and evaluation, and the use of sensors and actuators in digital musical instruments. Dr. Wanderley has chaired 2003 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression and co-authored the textbook “New Digital Musical Instruments: Control and Interaction Beyond the Keyboard”, A-R Editions. He is currently International Chair at INRIA Lille, France and Professor of Music Technology at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, where he is a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT).

Published Nov. 8, 2018 6:36 PM - Last modified Nov. 8, 2018 6:45 PM